Mushrooms and Tofu in Paprika Cream over Noodles

Four servings • One hour to prepare

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Vegan Mushrooms and Tofu in Paprika Sauce over Noodles

Vegan Mushrooms and Tofu in Paprika Sauce over Noodles

Most often I serve this Mushrooms and Tofu in Paprika Cream over pasta, but it’s also great with brown rice. You can also swap out the tofu for seitan. If you decide to go with the seitan, add it to the pan after you’re finished cooking the mushrooms.

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  • 1/2 cup full fat coconut cream
  • 1 carton firm tofu, drained
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 1 lb. mushrooms, sliced about 1/3 inch thick
  • juice of 1 lemon, divided
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons mild (sweet) paprika
  • 1/3 cup white wine or sherry
  • 2/3 cup water or vegetable stock
  • 2 tablespoons chopped dill or tarragon
  • 8 ounces short pasta, like a farfalle


  1. Chill the cocnut cream in the refridegerator overnight, so the liquid seperates from the cream.
  2. Dice the tofu into 1/2-inch cubes. Set a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and brush lightly with oil. Add the tofu and cook until golden on the bottom, about 3 minutes. Turn to brown the other sides. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then remove to a dish.
  3. Add the remaining oil to the pan. When it's warm, add the onion and mushrooms, squeezing half the lemon over the mushrooms so they keep their color. Cook until the mushrooms are browned and the onions are soft, about 8 minutes. Add the tofu and gently mix together.
  4. Sprinkle over the flour and paprika, then season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Turn the mixture to incorporate the flour, and add the wine, let it bubble up, then reduce until syrupy. Add the water, reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, covered, for 15 minutes. Check once or twice to ensure there's enough liquid to make a little sauce. If not add more water or stock as needed. Taste for salt. Cook the pasta until al dente, then drain and place on a warmed platter.
  5. Rewarm the sauce, if necessary, then turn off the heat, add the fresh herbs and stir in the coconut cream and remaining lemon juice. Pour over the pasta and serve.

Nutritional Information

  • 4Servings
  • 449Calories
  • 15gFat
  • 56gCarbohydrates
  • 19gProtein
  • 323mgSodium
  • 6gSugar
  • 5gFiber

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  1. Patti

    My husband really wants to try this recipe! There is no mention of the sour cream after, “let it get to
    room temperature”.
    What do we do with the sour cream?


  2. Well Vegan

    @Patti – Add the sour cream to the sauce in step #5 🙂 Good luck! I’m sure you’ll love it!

  3. This looks super delicious!

  4. gr8fulvegan

    Made this tonight and it was delicious! We’re not huge dill or taragon fans, so I used parsely for a milder flavor. I also used a little extra lemon juice to add some tang. Super yummy! Thank you!!

  5. Well Vegan

    Parsley is a perfect substitution, as dill or tarragon can be polarizing 🙂 Thank so much for the suggestion!

  6. This is a Hungarian dish! We love our dill and paprika!! It’s kind of like chicken paprikash without the poor soul of a chicken. Great job exposing others to an ethnic dishalso this needs to be put on top of vegan dumplings.

  7. Well Vegan

    @Melanie – Yes! Absolutely. I love the dill + paprika combo. If you have any other great ideas for Hungarian vegan dishes we would love to have you share them 🙂

  8. Alexandra Colacito

    The recipe calls for draining the tofu. What about pressing it?

  9. Well Vegan

    @Alexandra – You don’t need to press it. The sauce is too thick to really soak into the tofu. Good luck!

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